Bournemouth and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board

The role of the Learning Disability Partnership Board (B&P LDPB)

The role of the Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board (LDPB) is to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities in the Poole area by:

  • promoting their independence, choice, rights and inclusion
  • making sure they are treated as equal citizens with access to mainstream services such as health, housing, employment and education
  • making sure outside bodies consult with the LDPB as their main source of information when planning and making decisions that affect the lives of people with learning disabilities.

The Poole LDPB is chaired jointly by Borough of Poole's Head of Service for Commissioning and Improvement - People Services and an adult with a learning disability supported by Poole Forum. The adults with a learning disability take turns to co-chair the meetings. The LDPB meets every 2 months.

Meeting minutes

Minutes from the Bournemouth and Poole Learning Disability Partnership Board (B&P LDPB):

The Bournemouth and Poole LDPB newsletter is also available to download.

Please contact Amanda Wheeler on 01202 261039 or email if you would like copies of the:

  • Carers Action Group minutes
  • Choice and Control Action Group minutes
  • Keeping Safe Action Group minutes
  • Health Action Group minutes
  • Housing Action Group minutes
  • Relationships Action Group minutes
  • Work and Education Action Group minutes

You can also ask for the notes from the last 'Communication for All' group meeting.

The Big Plan

The Big Plan 2018 to 2021 has now been published. It explains how Bournemouth and Poole and the Clinical Commissioning Group will work together to provide health and social care services for adults with learning disabilities.

From 1 April 2019 the Big Plan will be delivered by the new local authority (Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole) and the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Safe Places in Poole

Safe Places in Poole is organised by Poole Forum. Many businesses in Poole have signed up to the Safe Places scheme to help people with learning disabilities should they feel in danger, lost or unwell.

The scheme that makes sure staff offer support to people with learning disabilities when they ask for help. These venues across Poole offer a refuge by displaying the 'Safe Place' sticker in their window.

View a map of Safe Places in Poole.

You can also view a list of businesses that have signed up with Poole Forum to be Safe Places in Poole.

If you would like more information about how to join the scheme please contact Poole Forum.

Relevant links and useful information:

Health checks

For information about what to expect at a health check, please read:

Page last updated: 12 April 2019
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